[ubuntu-uk] Donation of Old PCs

London School of Puppetry lspinfo at gmail.com
Thu Jan 4 16:12:34 GMT 2007

Can anyone help me....why should Open Office be crashing...and stopping me
from loading attachments  HELP......great idea about the PC donations.

On 04/01/07, George MacLeod <bhaltair at gmail.com> wrote:
> I run a small charity (www.clacksnet.org.uk) and we are  about to start a
> scheme where  local  community groups, charities and the low waged can get a
> fully functioning PC with Ubuntu inatalled as well as all the useual Open
> Source s/w for a small donation. The idea came about as I work at the
> University of Stirling which has a fairly high turnaround of PCs and as they
> have to pay for disposal it's better for them to donate them to my charity.
> We are starting small at first with only PCs from my own departmant and if
> this goes well I'll approach the desktop support team with a proposal. I
> only take fully operational Pentium 2 or above systems and agree to wipe the
> HDD. I've found P2s run very well on Ubuntu 6.06 and P3s are still OK with
> 6.1. I also found that Xubuntu is more suitable for some laptops
> (Thinkpads) than Ubuntu.
> Cheers
> George
> On 03/01/07, Mr W. F. Vening <nvening at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Has anyone looked into taking donations of old PCs, which businesses
> > throw out, and installing a form of Ubuntu on them. Then giving them
> > to schools, youth clubs etc who couldn't afford to buy them?
> >
> > I know there are a few systems like this already but this is a great
> > way to get Ubuntu used more and more, and do a bit of charity work at
> > the same time!
> >
> > This is also a great time to start talking about it as soon many
> > businesses will be upgrading systems for Vista.
> >
> > Neil
> >
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> >
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